Failing your practical driving test UK the first time isn’t the end of the world. In any case, a majority of examinees don’t pass the test on the first attempt. The best thing to do when you fail your first test attempt is to prepare yourself for a retake and this time do it better.
Here are a few tips to help you get ready.
Set a goal
To pass your failed test attempt the second time, you need to show commitment towards it. In this case, you need to set a goal with specified time frames. This will serve as a constant reminder to you of what you need to do and achieve by when.
The first step to take here is to book your test as soon as possible. With the exam date in mind, you will put in all your efforts to ensure that the date finds you ready and well prepared. So book your test immediately so that you can have a clear target.
Keep your previous test report
Some of you might ask why you should keep a report that shows how bad you failed. Well, the truth is that you need this report to serve as a guide for your training. Your instructor will identify the areas in which you didn’t excel the first time and use them as a basis for establishing a clear training plan moving forward. Remember that we learn from our mistakes. Therefore your report is critical in helping you train better for your oncoming exams.
If you want to pass your next practical test attempt, you must train regularly and consistently. You need to do this more and better than you did the last time.
Let go of your previous failure
Dwelling too much on your last failed attempt will derail your morale and motivation to move forward. You need to keep a positive mind and work even harder to achieve your goal.
Practice! Practice! Practice!
It is said that practice makes perfect and I can’t stress the importance of this enough. So practice as much as you can to improve your skills for the fourth coming test. If possible, you can try practicing with a family member to help boost your confidence and driving experience.
Also, you might want to watch how other people drive and evaluate your skills. Doing this will help you look into your skills and improve on areas where you think you fail.
Combine theory with practice
Revisiting your theory notes will help you get a good grasp of what is needed on the wheel. Plus, having a theory perspective on this will help you improve your practical skills and thus help you pass the test significantly.
Most of the time learners panic when they are getting ready for a theory exam and then a practical exam. But in this case, you are only preparing for the practical exam, so stop panicking. Just prepare well and wait for the test keeping in mind that failing the test does not necessarily mean you are a bad driver. It just means that you missed a few points. So focus more on improving your skills so that you can pass and it the road as soon as possible.